After 14 years of photography experience I am now offering workshop mentoring! This is for newer photographers, or those wanting to jumpstart their creativity, or maybe just learn something new. Maternity and newborn photography is where my heart is. I'd love to share my passion of this genre with you.
Maternity photography is so much more than just taking a picture of a belly bump. It's about showcasing glowing mamas as they do the most incredible thing on Earth - create life! It's about helping these moms see for themselves how breathtaking they truly are. It's also about capturing the love in that growing family, whether it's just mom and dad, or a handful of siblings too.
Newborn photography - how it's changed over the years! When I started my photography journey in 2008 - newborn posing was just starting to become to a thing. Back then, I had a beanbag from Walmart and blankets from TJ Maxx. While it's easier now - with all the amazing props, fabrics, and tools created just for newborn photographers, the basics are the same. In the end the most important thing is baby's safety. In my first year of photography I took a newborn workshop in person with the amazing Rachel Vanoven. From there, I spent years practicing and perfecting my baby skills and creating my own style. It's something that comes from LOTS and I do means lots of practice, you don't become an expert overnight. Each baby is different and you have to learn how to read their personalities, and figure out what they like and don't like. It is important to learn (preferably in person) what you should and shouldn't do when it comes to posing newborns.
First of all, this workshop is only available to photographers living OUTSIDE a 100 mile radius of the 33545 zip code. While I am a fan of "community over competition", I strive to provide a service that is unique from photographers local to me.